Computing - Fundamentals - Masters Qualifier

What is... Computing (Fundamentals of) Masters Qualifier?

The MSc in Computing Masters Qualifier will offer graduates in non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing. The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly.

Graduates of the Masters Qualifier exit with a Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing and those who pass all modules and achieve an overall average mark of 60% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirement is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a non computer science discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered for entry as exceptional cases.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Subjects taught

Course Content
Object-Oriented Software Development
Information Systems
Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
Web and User Interface Design
Systems Analysis and Testing


1 Semester Full Time

Method of Delivery Classroom

Enrolment dates

Commencement Date 01/09/2020

Location City Centre: Grangegorman

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

Post Course Info

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an overall mark of 50% can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Students who do not achieve an overall average mark of 50% can progress to the Higher Diploma in Computing (DT265) programme where they can take one additional semester to help prepare for progression to the MSc in Computing programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Continuing Professional Development Diploma

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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